Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
At the end of the year in December, Kaczki, who had been enrolled in high school for more than six months, felt a deep sense of discomfort from his two friends.
“Why do you guys always come to the library with me these days? It’s after school, why don’t you hang out with your old buddies?”
“Tutoring, yes, we need tutoring.” Qi Ling Chao cleared his throat.
“We don’t go to the same school anymore, so we can’t help it if we grow apart. Now learning is more important.” Cheng YuanMu told a lie with his eyes open. They reported to their friends early in the morning that they were going to ‘forget their old friends’ and not participate in group activities.
Kaczki suspiciously scanned back and forth between the two faces, and then moved back to the book in disbelief, “What the hell?”
At that moment, a female who was sitting at the adjacent table suddenly closed the book and stood up and quickly walked away to a farther place to sit down again.
Cheng YuanMu lowered his voice and asked, “Is it because we are too noisy?”
“It’s not mainly you who are making noise,” Kaczki glanced over there, now running to apologize would be a bit deliberate, if the other party has not yet left by the time they did, in the way to say a good word.
The library was not convenient to chat, Kaczki read the book, undistracted, Cheng YuanMu and Qi Ling Chao soon entered a state of boredom after becoming dizzy looking at the words.
About fifteen minutes later, Qi Ling Chao, across from Kaczki, was soundly sleeping on the table.
Cheng YuanMu, as a side support, was sitting next to Kaczki and had slightly moved closer. He couldn’t understand why the little male Zerg that used to cry in the small bushes in the park when he was little because he was lost, now became so attractive. The side of the serious face when reading a book was exceptionally charming, and even his hair was emitting a good smell.
Cheng YuanMu also looked at the very unattractively sleeping Qi Ling Chao. Will Kaczki like one of them? Or are they both out of the picture?
“What are you doing?” Kaczki looked at the book and found a shadow on the page, seeing Cheng Yuanmu’s big face next to him after turning his head.
“Uh, I’m bored with that book, looking at your book.”
Kaczki thought: you can’t even read that book, and still come to see mine?
But these two were really unusual lately, and Kaczki was a bit used to it, so he raised his eyebrows and let it go.
It was almost dark. Kaczki stretched his back lazily, and packed up his book bag. On the other side of the table, Qi Ling Chao yawned and sat up, “What time is it?”
“It’s six o’clock, time to go. Did you sleep well?” Kaczki said helplessly.
“Yes, yes, yes.” Qi Ling Chao snorted, avoiding the mention of the ‘tutoring’ thing.
Kaczki turned his head and looked near the door, where the female was still reading.
The three of them cleaned up the table and before leaving, Kaczki purposely ran to the female’s table, “Student, it’s almost dark, aren’t you leaving yet?”
Not expecting him to come over and talk to him, the defenseless female looked up fearfully at the tall females to Kaczki’s left and right – both of whom had unpleasant expressions on their faces and looked like they were looking for a fight. He was so shocked that his entire body moved backwards, “I, what about me?”
In fact, Qi Ling Chao and Cheng YuanMu just nestled in the library all afternoon, and their bodies were screaming that it was suffocating.
“Ah, just now, we’ve disturbed you, right? I’m sorry.” Kacki’s attitude was quite gentle, and he always had a friendly tone, so the female in front of him relaxed a little, nodded his head and whispered to them that he didn’t mind.
Kaczki apologized and left, and Qi Ling Chao and Cheng YuanMu followed him every step of the way, like two tall followers.
The three of them all lived in the same neighborhood, so they walked home together after coming out of the library. Qi Ling Chao and Cheng YuanMu obviously felt that Kaczki would become busier after going to college, so they cherished this opportunity to spend time with each other.
“Are you guys free on the weekend?” Kaczki asked.
“Yes!” Both of them answered in unison. They glanced at each other afterward.
“Finals are coming up, and I see you’re all studying like crap. I said we’d go to the library together for tutoring, but I ended up reading my own books. Do you want to come to my house for some tutoring this weekend?”
“Yes!” This time Cheng YuanMu answered one second faster than Qi Ling Chao.
Qi Ling Chao immediately added exaggeratedly, “You are really a life saver!”
The three of them were laughing and joking as they walked along the road, everything seemed to be the same as five or six years ago, but secretly everything was actually different.